BiographyDr. Anthony Trotta has studied public administration and political science for over 25 years in pursuit of knowledge that would allow for him to better comprehend and appreciate the workings of governance. During that time he has earned a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University-Camden in 1996, an MPA from Rutgers University-Camden in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark in 2006. In addition, he has extensive university level teaching and course development experience in public administration and political science (both in the traditional and virtual classroom) at the undergraduate and graduate levels since he began his teaching career in 2002. He has been teaching primarily in the asynchronous online format since 2007 and has experience with multiple online teaching resources (ECollege, Blackboard and Canvas). In relation, he has taught well over 100 online courses since he began teaching in the virtual setting a decade ago. He has served at the university level in an editorial capacity regarding proposed textbooks to be utilized within online classes, developed/reviewed online class templates and participated in faculty forums to develop best practices for the online learning environment. His teaching and research interests include E-Governance, Public Policy, Political Theory and Public Budgeting. Although primarily serving in a teaching capacity at the university level since 2002, Anthony Trotta also has experience contributing to academic works. This includes serving in the academic journal manuscript review process and in a classroom textbook editorial review capacity. In addition, Anthony’s academic background is supplemented with real-world management experience in the public sector and the private sector. The past 25 years (and counting) serving as a student, teacher and practitioner of public administration and political science has provided him with an amalgamation of knowledge and insight which was used to complete this book on E-Governance. He would like to thank the reader for taking the time to join him on this phase of the journey that has provided him the opportunity to continue the pursuit of his passion for better understanding governance.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His research and teaching interests include E-Governance, Public Policy, Political Theory and Public Budgeting. This includes recent research that is focused on the role of technology in the modern deliberative democracy framework as it relates to citizen participation in the U.S. political system. He has taught a wide range of courses in public administration and political science including (but not limited to) the following:
Principles of Public Administration, Public Policy Development, Privatization, Intro to Public Administration, The American Constitution, Revolution and Terrorism in the Modern World, American Government, Comparative Politics, Urban Planning and Redevelopment, Negotiations, Bargaining and Conflict Management, Organizational Behavior.
Outside of academic pursuits, personal interests include watching his favorite sports teams including (but not limited to) those from Major League Baseball (NY Yankees), the National Basketball Association (NY Knicks) and the National Football League (NY Giants), playing basketball, reading, spending quality time with family, going to the beach and playing video games.